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Wanted- pair of Avon/ specialist rods

Bill Walford

Senior Member
Wanted- pair of decent quality Avon/ specialist rods.
Not fussed if 11 or 12ft but must be 1.25lb tc

Thanks.
Dave,
I have a pair of Korum Neoteric Twin Tips with 1.25lb & 1.5lb tips if they are any good to you. I bought them in a charity auction from Dai Gribble but have never used them so would be good for someone else to get a bend in them. Regret I don’t have the original cloth bags...£80 the pair ? I see you are in Sandy and if interested perhaps we could meet up somewhere now that the shackles are off a bit. I’m near Dartford so M25 is very convenient.
Regards
Bill
 

John Newman

Senior Member
Not a lot wrong with the old John Wilson rods which have an avon tip and quiver section with three different weight tips. There were a few versions over the years the one with a model code AQ1102 being the nicest in my opinion. Always some on ebay.

Another option is the Drennan Specialist Twin Tip Duo. 11 or 12ft in different test curves. Like the JW they have an avon top and a quiver section with a 2oz glass and 3oz carbon quiver tips. I bought one of these but not convinced they are any better than the John Wilson rods. https://www.drennantackle.com/products/rods/specialist-rods/
 

Neil Smart

Senior Member
That era of Fox rods was excellent as far as the blanks that were used for whole range. I have a pair of Barbel plus duo's which I bought on here and would be loathed to part with them.
 

Richard Isaacs

Senior Member
That era of Fox rods was excellent as far as the blanks that were used for whole range. I have a pair of Barbel plus duo's which I bought on here and would be loathed to part with them.
Your not wrong there. These were excellent rods and I particularly loved the fact the quiver tip sections were spliced tips rather rather than interchangeable.
I used to have a fox pike master rod on a brown blank same era years ago.
Got smashed when my mate cast (with bail arm still on) and threw a dead bait into it. ☹
Lovely range of rods those older foxes. Only getting more valuable too.
 
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